Shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) changed hands above the esteemed mark of $700 per share in early hours of Tuesday session. The stock got a boost following Apple reported on Monday that pre-orders of the iPhone 5 surpassed two million units in only one day, higher almost twofold than the initial pre-order sales for its iPhone 4S.
The latest generation iPhone hits the shelves on Friday. Experts at Sterne Agee hiked their price target for Apple to $840 per share from $820 per share. They also boosted their iPhone sales September quarter forecast to 27 million from 26 million.
On Monday Apple Inc (AAPL) shares ended at $699.78 in normal trading session while it were above $700 in afterhours trading session.
Its competitors include Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) that surged +0.68% to $714.78 with the total traded volume of 1.06 million shares and Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) that dropped -0.27% to $18.16 with the total traded volume of 8.21 million shares.
Other Technology stocks with bullish trend include Ditech Networks Inc. (NASDAQ:DITC) up +75.15% to $1.41, Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRVL) up +0.84% to $10.19 and NVIDIA Corporation(NASDAQ:NVDA) up +1.27% to $13.63, whereas with bearish trend include Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.(NYSE:AMD) down -8.35% to $3.67, Cisco Systems, Inc.(NASDAQ:CSCO) down -0.35% to $19.09 and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) down -0.16% to $31.16.
Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) dropped -0.10% or -$0.72 to trading at $699.06 following it hit intra day high level of $701.44. The total traded volume in the current trading session is 8.02 million shares as compared to average 14.22 million shares. Its fifty two week trading range is $354.24 – $701.44. The total market capitalization reached $655.30 billion.
The stock price was ahead its 52 week low price with +98.40% and it lagged behind 0.00% from its 52 week maximum mark. Stock price volatility for last month remained 1.70%. In its share capital, the company has 937.41 million outstanding shares out of which 936.90 million shares have been floated in the market. For now, stock ownership with company’s management remained 0.03%.
AAPL presented an optimistic weekly performance of +5.59% with respect to its rate of return and it remained +9.97% for the month. However, the performance for a quarter experienced a positive change of +19.97% and it moved up 75.48% for a year and its year to date performance remained in green with 73.53%.
Current stock price is in the upbeat territory taking into account of 20 days moving average with 2.42% and continued bullish run for 50 days moving average with +0.44%. Its earning per share for the past twelve months was $1.17. Company’s beta coefficient was at 0.78. Beta measures the amount of market risk associated with market trade.
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